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train hit the 100 mile an hour mark. i have every confidence and faith in them to be honest, they're wonderful people and they have done us proud. absolutely incredible. she's the only locomotive that could have done it. brilliant. if there was any problem they would have backed off immediately and they were just cruising in the high 90s. as smooth as silk, amazing. it is an achievement built on soot, steam and sweat and for the group huge cause for celebration. rather than champagne though they were gasping for a champagne though they were gasping fora cup of champagne though they were gasping for a cup of tea. the tornado was the first steam locomotive to reintroduce a timetabled service to england. now it has shown what it can really do and the hope is that by the end of this year it will operate regularly at express speeds. let's ta ke operate regularly at express speeds. let's take a look at the weather 110w. let's take a look at the weather now. no tornadoes in this forecast
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and it is full team ahead. 0n the satellite picture, you can see this strea k of satellite picture, you can see this streak of cloud across the central reservation. a few patches of rain, most of it has been falling across northern ireland. behind the front, in scotland, mix of sun and shower. 0ur weather watchers have been snapping rainbows in the highlands of scotla nd snapping rainbows in the highlands of scotland caused by those showers. quite a bit of cloud across lyme regis in dorset. some decent weather to be found across southern counties of england. temperatures reaching highs of 16 celsius in london, cloud across wales and not a lot of rain in the midlands. northern ireland and scotland seem more sunshine then yesterday, and those showers will continue to feed on those brisk
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north—westerly winds. what will happen is those showers will fade away for the northern half of the uk, witha away for the northern half of the uk, with a cold overnight, many coastal areas having a dry night. some pockets of frost. here is the picture on thursday. we start on a sunny note, things cloud over in the west. showers, notably across the western areas of scotland. temperature wise, cooler, 1a celsius in london. heading on into good friday, a lot of cloud for england and wales, thick enough apache outbreaks of rain, most rain and damp weather across western areas. brighter skies further north with a fuse sunny spells, and passing showers. as we go into the weekend,
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low pressure is never far—away from the uk, particularly to the north as we go to through the weekend. the south keeping the worst of the weather wrecked bray. the easter break, things not looking too bad at all. -- break, things not looking too bad at all. —— the south keeping the worst of the weather away. you can find out more about the easter weather forecast on the bbc website. that is all from the news at 1pm, so we now join the bbc‘s news teams wherever you are. good afternoon. we got this after nineall your sports news. german police have detained a suspect after searching an apartment
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after the dortmund bus bombings. the dortmund team were in training after that attack, they will play against monaco this evening. thousands of fa ns were monaco this evening. thousands of fans were already in the stadium last night when the news filtered in that attack. the opposing monaco tea m that attack. the opposing monaco team chance its support for the dortmund players. 0ne team chance its support for the dortmund players. one of the dortmund players. one of the dortmund players. one of the dortmund players had surgery on his wrist. i was lucky how the monaco fa ns wrist. i was lucky how the monaco fans called on us, dortmund! dortmund! dortmund! it's the only positive thing we learned yesterday. it is possible to make solidarity,
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to make respect, to help each other. iam sure to make respect, to help each other. i am sure that people are discussing the whole day what happened yesterday, but when we come to the stadium, we will have a fantastic atmosphere. that is what i feel. u efa atmosphere. that is what i feel. uefa has said security measures will be tied around all the matches, including leicester's match. the leicester players will have to focus on matters on the pitch though, as they embark on one of the biggest days in the club's history. last year's premier league winners are the only english club left in the competition. captain wes morgan has travelled with the team but won't start, because of a bad back. bbc radio leicester's ian stringer
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is in madrid this morning, and says the players will relish the occasion. i think it's the biggest game in the club's history. i have been watching leicester since i was 11—5 years old. i'm privileged enough to work the bbc leicester. i believe this is the biggest game in their history. if they win, they will get a place in the competition nextjeff, i think it is an enormous game if they can keep the game alive. eleanor barker picked up a silver medal in the cycling. she won gold in the rio olympics, and it looked like she would get her hands on another gold after the olympics but she was picked the post. it worked pretty well but not fast enough, maybe, too much air. she's the fastest there is, but it doesn't stay the same, though you have to watch out for people all the time. mark cavendish will be out of action foran mark cavendish will be out of action for an uncertain time scale after picking up a virus. he was suffering from unexplained fatigue and has now been diagnosed with glandular fever.
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he insists his main goal remains to race at the tour de france injuly. i'm sure he's getting the best possible advice, but it is frustrating. he wants to win the most stages ever in the tour de france and that would definitely happen in his preparation. johanna konta will lead great britain's fed cup team for next week's world group ii qualifier against romania. the world number 7 will be joined by heather watson, laura robson, jocelyn rae and katie swan. mclaren fernando alonso will missed the grand prix next month so he can race in the india grand prix. he will race for the honda power andretti team and the car will be branded a mclaren. that's all the sport for you. we will be back in an hour. the chief executive
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of united airlines, carlos munoz, has been speaking on american television, following news that a passenger was forcibly removed from one of his company's flights. david dow is being treated in hospital. mr munoz told abc's programme good morning america, what he thinks went wrong. it was a system failure. we have not provided our front—line managers with the tools, the procedures which allow them to use their common sense. they could have been solved by this. that is on me. i have to fix that. if you look at the policy, and a lot of people learned this week, three this story, —— three
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this story, in the fine print, new can be asked to leave a flight when you are asked and without compensation. why went those at united not able to offer people more money to leave that like? back to this issue, there are many of these points we need to look at. there is an incentive programme that works well outside the gate. clearly, when you get into an aeroplane when you are boarded, with your luggage, your incentive model needs to change, that's why one of the policies is one we will look at. we do empower oui’ one we will look at. we do empower our folks to a degree, but we need to expand and adjust those policies to expand and adjust those policies to allow more common—sense. to expand and adjust those policies to allow more common-sense. in the future, if nobody voluntarily decides to leave the plane, based on the amount of money... we will not
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ask a law enforcement official to remove them. have you spoken to doctor dow?|j have have you spoken to doctor dow?” have reached out to him and left him a message. he has not got in contact. a message. he has not got in co nta ct. as a message. he has not got in contact. as much as i cannot apologise directly to him,... what does he deserve from this? certainly an apology and from then on, we will have to see. do you think he is at fault in any way? now. he can't be. he was a paid passenger sitting in oui’ he was a paid passenger sitting in our aircraft, in his paid seat and nobody should be treated that way. he reared. there are a number of pr
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professionals who believe that this was handled in improperly by you and your company and some are calling for you to resign. have you consider that option? no. iwas for you to resign. have you consider that option? no. i was hired to make united better, and we have been doing that and that's what we will continue to do. that is the chief executive of united airlines, there. demonstrators in south africa have held protests in the country's £32,151;ggstéstsjnztbé’ffifdnfig’f-t . . e eem§né er§?'§§"*l§‘fi§‘i‘3rfi??‘§e ' the march to in pretoria was organised buildings in pretoria was organised by the coalition of the country's opposition parties. the recent sacking of the finance minister, government corruption is scandals and slowing economic growth has
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unleashed widespread public anger. a shrimp which makes some of the loudest sound in the ocean has been named after the favourite band of the naturalist who discovered it. let's have a listen... it might not sound like it, but the pistol shrimp,, shrimp, , si—nalph—eus pink—floyd—ee kang uses distinct pink snapping clawed to create a sound louder than a gunshot and powerful enough to stu n a gunshot and powerful enough to stun a small fish. let's speeds one of the scientist who found the stream. how come it got this name? we said it sounded like it so we named it named it after it. there was a team of people involved and we are all pink floyd fans. we often played in music in the lab while we
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are working. are there other shrimps you have named after rock bands? this is a first! tell us more about this shrimp, because the noise isn't that impressive on film, but it is powerful enough to stun another creature? it's a snapping shrimp, and it is very small so it won't necessarily have allowed snapping sound. where was it found? on the pacific side of panama, on a rocky shore. are you a pink floyd fan? 0h, rocky shore. are you a pink floyd fan? oh, yes. we have informed the remaining members of the band but we haven't heard anything yet! thank
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you for your time. more than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted cars and other vehicles taken away after the introduction of a new disability benefit, according to the motability charity. campaigners are demanding changes to the programme so claimants will have a chance to appeal before their vehicles are removed. ministers say there are more people on the scheme now than in 2010. our disability correspondent, nikki fox, reports. since their introduction back in 2013, personal independence payments have been controversial. they replaced disability living allowance and were designed to reduce the growing welfare budget. the benefit helps cover the extra cost of having a disability, driving a car is one of them. the changes to the way people are assessed for pip meant many have lost their specially adapted cars. according to the charity which runs the scheme, 51,000 people have been told they are no longer
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eligible for a vehicle. that's nearly half of those who have been reassessed. latest figures also show that nearly two thirds of deals are found in a claimant's favour, leading mps and charities to call for changes. when people have their specially adapted vehicle removed, this can have a real negative impact on the quality of life and independence as well. so we want to make sure that the dwp change their policy on this area. we don't think the vehicles should be taken away from people until they've had a chance to appeal against a particular decision. the department for work and pensions says there are 70,000 more people on the motability scheme than there were in 2010. and those who lose their cars are eligible for £2000 worth of support. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first. the headlines on bbc news: melania trump has
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accepted the apology from the daily mail about insinuations over her modelling career. in the business news... energy firm edf is to raise the price of electricity for the second time this year for its customers on standard tariffs. from 21 june, edf customers will see electricity prices rise by 9% and gas prices will go up by 5.5%. tesco has reported a fall in full—year pre—tax profit after it was fined for overstating its profits in 2014. the supermarket giant says a charge of £235m and other costs associated with closing stores and paying redundancy pushed profits down nearly 30%.
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without those charges, the supermarket‘s underlying profit was up 30%. unemployment in the uk remained unchanged at 4.7% in the last three months. but rising inflation is wiping out any growth in wages. inflation statistics released yesterday showed inflation was running at 2.3 per cent, just above the bank of england's 2% target. sports direct reveals the name of the first representative to attend the retailer's board meetings, as it looks to counter criticism of poor working conditions. 30—year—old alex has been with the company for 13 years 30—year—old alex balacki has been with the company for 13 years and is based at the firm's barnstaple store. he beat three candidates to the position. our business correspondent, tony roe, was at the announcement. and, sports direct would like to
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announce alex balacki as the new working representative of the board of directors of sports direct. something that mike has wanted to do for a long time and we are unveiling him today. we are really pleased about it. why have you decided to go for this role and what convinced your fellow workers to give it to you? firstly, i want to thank the his workers. would have enabled to do without them. —— wouldn't have been able to do it without them. tesco has reported a fall in full—year pre—tax profit after it was fined for overstating its profits in 2014. the supermarket giant says a charge of £235m and other costs associated with closing stores and paying redundancy pushed profits down nearly 30%. without those charges, the supermarket‘s underlying profit was up 30%. like—for—like sales which excludes
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any petrol stalls were up 1% in the year. earlier, we spoke to dave lewis the tesco's boss. i'd describe them as another year of solid progress in tesco. the very pleasing thing is that on every dimension of customer service, we've had positive feedback from the customers of the service we are giving and that's allowed us to drive to improve sales and profitability so a year we talked about it at the very end of our last fiscal year. what we see customers doing is being as they've always been, very savvy about what they buy, when they buy it, so there are some subtle shifts back to more fresh food, back to more everyday essentials and some subtle savings on what might have been luxuries in the past, have been things
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they've chosen in the first part of this year not to buy. the latest vr technology was revealed in bristol this morning. developers are keen to highlight the present show for education, medicine and even poverty relief. howard business correspondent, dave harvey, is there for us but with the vr headset on. dave, what are you looking at? yellow mac i am climbing a wall. —— looking at? yellow mac i am climbing a wall. -- i am climbing a wall. it a lwa ys a wall. -- i am climbing a wall. it always defeats me. these are extraordinary, these things because you put this on and you are not in bristol. you are in a huge world. all different, all the way round and as you say, it's pretty much about games, but now this global expose a means it's looking at all kinds of
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different stuff. we are seeing charities uses for visualisation is. this is a new area but it allows people to get an immersive experience. we are seeing experience in architecture, there is more vr in business than there is in gaming. this is because people have come from all the way around the world. people from china, south america. it's not just toys, people from china, south america. it's notjust toys, nor toys for boys, because this has a bit of eight boys' reputation. catherine, samantha, what are you into. we are
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in the corporative element lead, say we are in a space where we cover architecture, big industry, there are so many different industries with a chance to make opportunities in this industry. yellow mac how any women are this in this industry? we've got a long way to go. it's a new industry. we want to involve more diverse voices. sam, is this an industry young girls could go for? there's a little bit of fear, but i totally fully advocate it, i say go for it. a lot of the lecturers are really pushing it and a lot of manufacturers are winning to go in
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and see where the jobs are. it's not just boys in their bedrooms, killing things? now! if you fancy a career in this industry... no, i think i'm all right as i am. there's enough virtual reality here in the studio. uber‘s head of communications has been the latest member to leave the embattled firm. her departure was told to staff in an e—mail on tuesday. no reason was given following months of turbulence at uber. shares in manufacturers bombardier and siemens have jumped
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on reports they are in talks about merging their shares in manufacturers bombardier and siemens have jumped on reports they are in talks about merging their train—making businesses. talks between bombardier which makes a lot of london underground trains, and siemens are reported to have started earlier this year — bombardier‘s shares rose nearly 7% on tuesday while siemens' shares hit a record high before easing back. injapan — there's a crisp crisis as — crisp—maker calbee and its main rival koike—ya are facing a major crunch in their supply chain. both firms are said to be suspending sales or discontinuing several crisp brands after japan suffered its worst potato harvest in at least 3a years. typhoons and floods in hokkaido, its main potato—growing region, last year caused a shortage of the vegetable. before we go, let's look at the markets. the ftse is down ever so slightly. tesco is down more than 596. slightly. tesco is down more than 5%. they beat expectations with their profits figures, but they also had some negative news. their pension deficit has more than doubled and there is concern over their margins, internationally. the tesco's share price was up 6% in the last five trading sessions, so it's nice price to many that down this time. the pound is holding at $1 24.
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scientists say that they've sold one of life's frustrating mysteries, why shoelaces come undone no matter hard you tied. using a slow motion camera, the swinging action acts on the free ends of the laces, causing them to unravel. i find that slip bonds are the answer, really! —— slip — ons. let's get your weather now. cloud in the northern isles, northern ireland, to the north of the front, we've got some showers moving in. those showers, coupled
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with the sunshine, producing some beautiful rainbows, our weather watchers snapping those in the highlands of scotland. a few patches of rain, in lyme regis, some cloud. that cloud, prone to thinning and breaking. it will stay breezy. temperatures climbing to 16 celsius. patchy rain working across wales. a few spots across the midlands. further north, the weather gets brighter. it will be increasingly sunny. the wind will blow the showers across scotland, quite brisk. overnight, that weak front please. it's going to be quite a cold night. there's a risk of some frost patches in the very coldest areas in the uk, particularly in the
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deeper, sheltered glens of scotland. towns and cities largely stay at 6-7. a towns and cities largely stay at 6—7. a good start the day, but as the morning goes by, cloud developing particularly across western areas. thick, with one or two passing showers. it will be cooler in the south. a degree or so warm across northern area. friday looks like this. cloud, bringing thick patches of rain. not much across the eastern side of england. scotland, northern ireland, northern england, showers with bright and sunny spells. low—pressure in the north of the uk over the weekend, dominating the south, keeping the worst of the weather fronts at bay. a few passing showers here and there, and maybe a spell of rain
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moving across scotland. by and large, some decent weather. temperatures similar to what we have seen. not looking too bad for easter but that weak front bringing a few patches of rain. the majority of us will see some dry and bright weather. this is bbc news. the headlines at two: president putin says relations between russia and the us have deteriorated since donald trump became president. german police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the dortmond explosions and confirm strips of metal were in the device. the boss of united airlines appears on us television to apologise for a passenger being dragged off an over—booked flight. he describes the incident as a ‘system failure'. you saw our sat a bad moment, and this can never, will never, happen again ona this can never, will never, happen again on a united airlines flight.
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that's my premise and that's my promise. energy firm edf is raising the price of electricity for the second time this year for customers on standard tariffs. and in the next hour: the daily mail says sorry to the first lady. melania trump gets an apology and damages from the newspaper over
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